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Those who work to bring you UMS performances every year.

Staff

Administration & Finance

Matthew VanBesien
President
734-647-1174
mvanb@umich.edu
Carmen Rodriguez
Vice President, Finance and Administration
734-936-1459
carmenj@umich.edu
Jessica Adamczyk
Executive Assistant to the President
734-647-1172
jadamcz@umich.edu
John Peckham
Information Systems Manager
734-764-8443
johnp@umich.edu

Patron Services Office

Christina Bellows
Director, Patron Services
734-647-1168
cbellows@umich.edu
Nina Renella
Interim Front-of-House Assistant Manager
nrenella@umich.edu
Anné Renforth
Ticket Services Assistant Manager
734-615-0581
arenfo@umich.edu
Rochelle Clark
Ticket Services Associate
734-647-4010
rpcla@umich.edu
Bridget Kojima
Group Sales and Promotions Associate
734-763-3100
blkojima@umich.edu
Olivia Johnson
Patron Services Assistant
734-764-2538
oajohns@umich.edu
Jacob Rogers
Patron Services Assistant
734-764-2538
jawroger@umich.edu
Justine Sedky
Patron Services Assistant
734-764-2538
jsedky@umich.edu

Development

Ryan Davis
Vice President and Chief Development Officer
734-647-0105
ryanedav@umich.edu
Susan Bozell Craig
Director of Development
734-647-1176
sbozell@umich.edu
Margaret “Marnie” Reid
Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts and Planned Giving
734-647-1178
marnreid@umich.edu
Rachelle Michelon
Annual Giving Manager
734-647-1175
ralesko@umich.edu
Lisa Michiko Murray
Associate Director of Development, Foundation & Government Relations
734-615-6592
lmmurray@umich.edu
Will Smith
Assistant Manager, Major Gifts
734-647-8009
wmlsmith@umich.edu

Education & Community Engagement

Cayenne Harris
Vice President, Education and Community Engagement
734-764-6179
cayenneh@umich.edu
Alexandria Davis
Community and Audience Programs Manager
734-764-4805
adavism@umich.edu
Terri Park
Associate Director of Education & Community Engagement
734-615-0122
tepark@umich.edu
Maddy Wildman
University Programs Manager
734-764-3903
mwildman@umich.edu

Marketing & Communications

Sara Billmann
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
734-763-0611
sarabill@umich.edu
Samantha Williams
Marketing & Media Relations Manager
734-647-4020
srosew@umich.edu
Eric Woodhams
Director of Digital Media
734-615-6590
ewoodham@umich.edu
Jacob Gibson
Digital Marketing Coordinator
jacobgib@umich.edu

Production / Programming

Michael J. Kondziolka
Vice President, Programming and Production
734-763-4578
mkond@umich.edu
Jeffrey Beyersdorf
Production Director
734-615-4285
jrbeyers@umich.edu
Alex Gay
Assistant Production Manager
734-615-9399
alextgay@umich.edu
Anne Grove
Artist Services Manager
734-764-9187
aegrove@umich.edu
Mary Roeder
Programming Manager
734-615-4077
mbroeder@umich.edu
Mark Jacobson
Senior Programming Manager
734-764-9906
mjaco@umich.edu

Choral Union

Scott Hanoian
Music Director and Conductor
scottph@umich.edu
Kathleen Operhall
Chorus Manager
734-763-8997
kio@umich.edu

For questions about your ticket order, or general inquiries: ums-information@umich.edu
For information about group discounts: umsgroupsales@umich.edu

For questions about youth performances and other K-12 programs: umsyouth@umich.edu

For questions about ushering at UMS performances: fohums@umich.edu

For questions about making a gift to UMS: umsgiving@umich.edu

To request a UMS ticket donation for an upcoming community auction or event, please fill out our online request form: https://ums.requestitem.com/

Board of Directors

Rachel Bendit, Co-Chair
Lisa D. Cook, Co-Chair
Brian Willen, Vice Chair
Christina Kim, Secretary
Rob VanRenterghem, Treasurer

Susan E. Alcock
Karen Bantel
Kiana Barfield
Marco Bruzzano
Mary Lincoln Campbell
Karen Chapell
Christopher Conlin
Timothy Damschroder
Alec Gallimore
Linda Gregerson
Stephen Henderson
Ibrahim Jarjoura
Barbara Kaye
Timothy G. Lynch
Preeti N. Malani
Chrislan Fuller Manuel
Timothy G. Marshall
Michael C. Martin
Peter Schweitzer
Versell Smith, Jr.
Linh Song
Gail Ferguson Stout
Victor J. Strecher
Alicia Torres

Ex-officio Members:

Susan M. Collins, Provost, U-M
David Gier, Dean, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, U-M
Tim Petersen, Past Chair of UMS Board of Directors
Mark S. Schlissel, President, U-M
Jeanice Kerr Swift, Superintendent, Ann Arbor Public Schools

Representatives to the Board:

Norman G. Herbert, UMS Sustaining Directors
Michael Lee, UMS Ambassadors
Prudence Rosenthal, UMS Sustaining Directors

Ambassadors

If you are passionate about the arts and would like to connect deeply with UMS, Ambassadors may be a great match for you.

Over 35 members of the UMS Ambassadors work to increase awareness of and participation in UMS programs through assisting UMS staff with projects and special events, ushering at UMS school-day performances, hosting unique community events, helping to creating partnerships with various U-M and community groups, and providing support to UMS in countless other ways. UMS Ambassadors are the champions of UMS’s community engagement mission.

Michael Lee, Chair
Cathy King, Vice-Chair
Lisa Armstrong, Treasurer
Beth McNally, Secretary

The Executive Team:
Arlene Barnes
Sharon Peterson Dort
Michael Lee
Janet Torno
Kirsten Williams
Zita Gillis, Past Chair

Lisa Armstrong
Astrid Beck
Elaine Bennett
Richard Chang
Mike Dergis
Wenli Frisch
Janet Galardi Popper
Rey Goicochea
Joan Grissing
Joan Kadis
Jaye Kain
Carol Kaplan
Nancy Karp
Kathy Kiehl
Gloria Kitto Lewis
Rita Malone
Daria Massimilla
Beth McNally
Kathy Rich
Pat Rideout
Jill Ross
Ellen Sapper
Andrew Schneider
William Shell
Pam Tabbaa

National Council

Wynton MarsalisHonorary Co-Chair
New York

Andrew Bernstein
New York

Maurice Binkow
Ann Arbor

Dan Braga
Boston

Kenneth A. and Noreen Buckfire
New York

Peter Cummings
Detroit

Marylene Delbourg–Delphis
Menlo Park and Pebble Beach

Maxine Frankel
Bloomfield Hills

Katherine Hein
Boston

Patti Kenner
New York

Wallis Klein
La Jolla and Charlevoix

Jerry and Dale Kolins
Escondido

David Leichtman and Laura McGinn
New York

Jerry May
Ann Arbor

Bridget M. McCormack and Steven P. Croley
Ann Arbor

Jordan Morgan
Ann Arbor

Caroline Nussbaum
New York

Jay Ptashek and Karen Elizaga
New York

James Read
Stamford

James and Nancy Stanley
Ann Arbor

Louise Taylor
Ann Arbor

Eileen Weiser
Ann Arbor

Diane Zola
New York

Sustaining Directors

Norman G. Herbert, Co-Chair
Prudence Rosenthal, Co-Chair

Wadad Abed
Michael C. Allemang
Carol L. Amster
Kathleen Benton
Lynda Berg
Maurice S. Binkow
DJ Boehm
David Canter
Mark Clague
Martha Darling
Julia Donovan Darlow
Monique Deschaine
James J. Duderstadt
David Featherman
Barbara G. Fleischman
Stephen Forrest
Maxine J. Frankel
Patricia M. Garcia
Beverley B. Geltner
Christopher Genteel
Anne Glendon
Richard Gutow
Shelia M. Harden
Walter L. Harrison
Debbie S. Herbert
Carl W. Herstein
David Herzig
Peter N. Heydon
Joel Howell
Thomas C. Kinnear
Marvin Krislov
Earl Lewis
Robert C. Macek
Joetta Mial
Donald Morelock
Agnes Moy-Sarns
Jan Barney Newman
Roger Newton
Len Niehoff
Gilbert S. Omenn
Joe E. O’Neal
Stephen Palms
David Parsigian
Phil Power
Douglas Rothwell
Sharon Rothwell
Judy Dow Rumelhart
Maya Savarino
Ann Schriber
Ed Schulak
John J.H. Schwarz
Erik H. Serr
Ellie Serras
Joseph A. Sesi
Harold Shapiro
George I. Shirley
Cheryl Soper
Peter Sparling
James C. Stanley
Karen Stutz
Edward D. Surovell
Susan B. Ullrich
Eileen Lappin Weiser

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